Weekly Worker issue 940 - November 29 2012
Austerity: The madness of a dying system
The ruling class has no alternative to austerity and the drive to create a pristine capitalism. Not only is that impossible, but, as shown by South Africa, the working class is beginning to revolt. This is an edited version a speech by Hillel Ticktin, editor of Critique, on November 17
one looks at the current situation, one would have to conclude not
that we are coming out of a crisis, but that the ruling class is
becoming more and more afraid. Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank
of England, says that the real position is getting worse. Why is he
saying that? One could say, of course, that he is coming to the end
of his term, and that he has to say how bad everything is. But it is
clearly more than that. There really is a degree of pessimism now
within the ruling class itself, which he is expressing.
SPGB enigma; Sort it out; Student split; Earthquake; Loopy; Terry Liddle;
Egypt Mursi: Showing his true colours
The SWP's decision to call for a Muslim Brotherhood vote in Egypt is coming back to haunt them, writes Peter Manson
CPGB History: Illuminating the factional struggles of the CPGB
Mark Fischer welcomes the second edition of a book which uncovers some long-hidden history
USSR Review: Sticking with old dogmas that have failed time and again
Paul Flewers reviews: Workers Power, 'The degenerated revolution: the rise and fall of the Stalinist states', Prinkipo, 2012, pp584, £13.90
Ukip fostering row: Who’s fit to be a parent?
If members of ‘mainstream’ parties should not be barred from fostering, asks Eddie Ford, what about us ‘extremists’?
Middlesborough review: Rapid development and workers’ struggle
David Douglass reviews: Minoru Yasumoto, 'The rise of a Victorian ironopolis: Middlesbrough and regional industrialisation', Boydell Press, 2011, pp250, £60
£164 needed in two days
Can you help? Robbie Rix says that there's no time like the present
Women Bishops & CofE: Irrelevant? If only
The Church of England’s failure to accept women bishops is embarrassing, but solutions short of disestablishment are absurd, argues Paul Demarty
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